MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES


[Photograph of Legislative Services Building] Karl S. Aro, Executive Director

Legislative Services Building
90 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 1991
(410) 946-5200, (301) 970-5200
1-800-492-7122 (toll free)
e-mail: libr@mlis.state.md.us
fax: (410) 946-5205, (301) 970-5205
tty: (410) 946-5401, (301) 970-5401
Legislative Services Building (view from Bladen St.), Annapolis,
Maryland, November 1999. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate President (410) 841-3700
Casper R. Taylor, Jr., House Speaker (410) 841-3800

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES

OFFICE OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
(B75A0104)
FY2001 appropriation: $8,280,625
FY2001 authorized positions: 89
Karl S. Aro, Executive Director (410) 946-5200, (301) 970-5200
e-mail: karo@mlis.state.md.us
fax: (410) 946-5205, (301) 970-5205


DEFUNCT LEGISLATIVE AGENCIES

COMMITTEE SUPPORT
Under Office of Policy Analysis, combined with Legal Matters to form Legislative and Committee Support in Jan. 1999.

COMPUTER SERVICES DIVISION
Under former Department of Legislative Reference, Division functions were dispersed to Office of Legislative Information Systems and Office of Executive Director in 1997.

CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Alan M. Wilner, Chair

Appointed by Code Revision Committee: John F. Breads, Jr.; Cathy Brice Hirsch, Esq.; Frances E. Kessler, Esq.; Richard B. Rosenblatt, Esq.

The Committee's work was completed when the General Assembly enacted the Correctional Services Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland in 1999 (Chapter 54, Acts of 1999).

DEPARTMENT OF FISCAL SERVICES
Abolished in 1997 (Chapters 635 & 636, Acts of 1997). Its functions were assumed by Department of Legislative Services.

DEPARTMENT OF LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE
Abolished in 1997 (Chapters 635 & 636, Acts of 1997). Its functions were assumed by Department of Legislative Services.

FISCAL COMMITTEE STAFFING
Under Office of Policy Analysis, consolidated with Nonfiscal Committee Staffing in Sept. 2000 to form a single unit called Committee Staffing.

FISCAL NOTES & ECONOMIC IMPACT
Under Office of Policy Analysis, renamed Fiscal Notes in 1997.

FISCAL POLICY ISSUES
Under Office of Policy Analysis, renamed Fiscal and Policy Analysis in 1997.

GENERAL RESEARCH
Under Office of Policy Analysis, abolished in 1997.

INSURANCE ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Thomas G. Young III, Chair
Under former Department of Legislative Reference, the Committee's work ended when the General Assembly adopted the final portion of the Insurance Article of the Annoted Code of Maryland in 1997 (Chapter 35, Acts of 1997).

LEGAL MATTERS
Under Office of Policy Analysis, renamed Legislation and Committee Support in Jan. 1999.

LEGAL POLICY ISSUES
Under Office of Policy Analysis, renamed Legal Matters in 1997.

LEGAL SUPPORT & STATUTORY REVISION
Formerly under Legal Matters, renamed Bill Drafting and Code Revision in Jan. 1999.

LEGISLATIVE ACCOUNTING OFFICE
Formerly under Department of Fiscal Services, in 1997, Office functions were made part of Finance and Administrative Services in Department of Legislative Services.

LEGISLATIVE BILL ROOM
Formerly under Department of Fiscal Services, in 1997, the Bill Room became a component of Distribution Services under Finance and Administrative Services within Department of Legislative Services.

LEGISLATIVE DIVISION
Formerly under Department of Legislative Reference, Division functions were assumed in 1997 by the Office of Policy Analysis in Department of Legislative Services.

LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING
Under Policy Analysis, renamed Legislative and Amendment Drafting in 1997.

LEGISLATIVE & AMENDMENT DRAFTING
Formerly under Legal Matters, renamed Amendments and Regulatory Review in Jan. 1999.

NONFISCAL COMMITTEE STAFFING
Under Office of Policy Analysis, consolidated with Fiscal Committee Staffing to form a single unit called Committee Staffing in Sept. 2000.

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE DATA PROCESSING
The Office was abolished in 1997 (Chapters 635 & 636, Acts of 1997). Its functions were assumed by Office of Legislative Information Systems, Department of Legislative Services.

OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE SERVICES & SUPPLIES
Formerly under Department of Fiscal Services, Office functions became part of Finance and Administrative Services in 1997 under Department of Legislative Services.

OFFICE OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Formerly under Department of Fiscal Services, in 1997, the Office was reorganized as a team under Finance and Administrative Services within Department of Legislative Services.

PERSONNEL OFFICE
Renamed Human Resources in July 1999.

PUBLIC UTILITY COMPANIES ARTICLE REVIEW COMMITTEE
Paul E. Alpert, Chair

The Committee's work was completed when the General Assembly enacted the Public Utility Companies Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland in 1998 (Chapter 8, Acts of 1998).

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